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“Daddy… I really like it when you hold my hand, it helps me so I don’t fall!”

This was Luke’s wise observation as he held tightly to daddy’s hand, while climbing down some rocks towards a neighborhood creek.

And while my momma heart was bubbling from his cuteness, my husband responded to our little 3 year old,

“I think that’s how God designed your hand to be! So it can hold tightly to mine. Did you know that God tells us we can hold his hand? And he helps us not to fall too!”


I thought about this interaction over and over….. the simplicity of Luke’s trust in his father and the capability of Ben’s strong hand. Luke is rarely scared. He has no worries! He trusts that his Dad will take care of him.

And for good reason! Ben is SO strong, SO capable of protecting Luke, SO willing to not only take care of him, but to help him grow and prosper in everything that he does.

You know where this is going, don’t you???

Jeremiah 17:7

But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water, that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; it’s leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought, and never fails to bear fruit.

I just love this verse!! Especially in periods of transition or uncertainty. Our trust doesn’t have to be placed in the arms of our own strength or intellect.  Our trust doesn’t have to be placed in the security of our government or in our cushiony jobs……in our police or even our own loaded armor.

Look at the previous verse;

Jeremiah 17:5

Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh, and whose heart turns away from the LORD. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places, in a salt land where no one lives.

That’s pretty visual, isn’t it?

Right now my family is going through a short period of financial uncertainty. I have a choice to freak out, and for good reason! BUT I also have a choice to believe in the love and in the protection of God.

Right now, I choose the latter. I choose to hold his hand, look to him, and give him my heart (in whatever state it is in.) It is way more exciting anyways… and WAY more peaceful! God is going to take care of us for his glory.

I can’t wait to see how God moves.

Are you excited to see God move for you? It’s easy to fret. But let’s give God a chance and just wait on him and hold his hand. We don’t have to try and figure it out my friends! He’s got you!




Holding Gods Hand Through Hard Times

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